Packing and plastic splints may be placed in the nose to reposition the lining, hold the septum in place, reduce bleeding, and internal scarring. Expect some throat dryness and irritation due to mouth breathing. Pain medication will be prescribed. Avoid products containing aspirin or ibuprofen which may cause bleeding.
The packing is usually removed within 24-72 hours after surgery. This is done in the office. Some temporary discomfort and bleeding are associated with this procedure.